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Qatar Airways eyes deeper ties with oneworld partners

ABU DHABI Feb 25 (Reuters) – Qatar Airways is open to
revenue-sharing partnerships with other airlines that are part
of a tellurian airline alliance, including British Airways
, a arch executive of a Gulf conduit pronounced on

Akbar Al Baker pronounced Qatar Airways was in talks with British
Airways, one of a initial members of a oneworld alliance,
on a codesharing agreement – in that a airlines would share
some flights – and was open to stronger partnerships in the

“We will cruise revenue-sharing partnerships with our
oneworld partners,” Baker pronounced on a sidelines of a business
jet exhibition.

“But it will not usually be revenue-sharing though also
loss-sharing. We have to be means to support any other.”

Qatar Airways became a full member of a oneworld alliance
in Oct final year, a usually Gulf conduit to join a global
alliance. Oneworld was founded in 1998 by American Airlines,
British Airways, Cathay Pacific and Qantas.

State-backed Gulf carriers are aggressively expanding their
global strech by partnerships with other tellurian airlines,
while boosting their fleets.

Dubai’s Emirates partnered with Qantas
last year, finale a Australian airline’s 17-year fondness with
British Airways. Abu Dhabi conduit Etihad Airways has taken
minority stakes in several airlines including Air Berlin
, Virgin Australia and Aer Lingus.

Baker pronounced his airline was still looking for opportunities
to deposit in European carriers.

“We get a lot of offers. We might demeanour during them,” he said
without elaborating.


Wealthy gas writer Qatar has done outrageous investments in
infrastructure to settle itself as an general hub
before it hosts a soccer World Cup in 2022. The Gulf state is
building a $15 billion Hamad International airport, that is
set to open after this year and reinstate a stream main

“We design it to open in a second entertain of a year. The
move will be dual phases,” pronounced Baker.

Low-cost airlines will pierce to a new airfield first,
followed by full-service carriers. “We will pierce operations
overnight and would need a stream airfield operations to be
shut for about 6 to 8 hours.”

Baker also pronounced his airline was looking to buy 10 more
aircraft for a business jet operations.

“We are putting out a ask for offer (RFP) for another
10 jets,” he said, but naming a time support for placing
an order.

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